Time stopped and eternity began for Edwin Carlyle Council before the break of dawn on Sunday, March 21, 2021. He was born on June 6, 1941 in High Point, North Carolina to the late William Council and Lucy Gertrude Hobson Williams. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Brenda Faye Williams, Mary Ella Oneil; one brother, Lumpkin Williams, Jr.
“Ed” as he was fondly known, graduated from William Penn High School, Class of 1961. Ed was a avid football fan of both Andrews High School and the Carolina Panthers. He could be seen alongside with his brother-in-law, Pastor William Buckson in the coldest weather cheering on the Raiders Football Team.
Ed went on to serve in the Army National Guard. He was multi-talented as a Television Technician. He was employed for several years with Alma Desk Industries prior to being employed for Thomas Built Buses where he later retired.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Shirley Council of the home; one daughter, Michelle (Annette) Council of Atlanta, Georgia; three sons, Michael Council and James Edward (Michele) Gray both of High Point, North Carolina and Christopher Gray of Atlanta, Georgia; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Ronnie (Eunice) Council of Dallas, Texas, Tommie Williams of High Point, North Carolina, Darnell Williams of Greenville, South Carolina, Leroy (Lynda) Williams of Dallas, Texas, Darrell Williams of High Point, North Carolina; sister, Geraldine Williams of High Point, North Carolina; special niece, Tonya Williams of Thomasville, North Carolina; along with a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A private graveside service will be held Friday, March 26, 2021 at Carolina Biblical Gardens. Mr. Council may be viewed on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Phillips Funeral Service Chapel from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, In
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